former new york mayor and lifelong yankees fan rudy guiliani said yesterday he’s hoping the boston red sox win the world series. he says he wants an american league team to win. obviously it was purely a political move, as he was speaking in boston. there is some major hatred between the two teams and the fact that if you’re a die hard yankees fan you don’t cheer for the red sox under any circumstances, and same goes for red sox fans. it’s like us here in atlanta — we *hate* the mets. if the mets were in the world series there is no way we would want them to win, even if they were representing the national league. that’s what happens when you’re a true baseball fan.

that said, i’m really excited about the world series starting tonight. i think it’ll be a great one. at this point, i don’t know who i want to win. i really like the red sox, and i consider them one of my favorite teams, but i also like the fact that the rockies weren’t even expected to make the playoffs and here they are with 21 wins in their last 22 games. i’ll be happy with whoever wins, i guess. i think the red sox will pull it off though. they have strong pitching and hitting, where the rockies have only good hitters. i couldn’t tell you the name of one of their starting pitchers.

it’s going to be a great week. i love postseason baseball.

baseball and traveling

joe and i are already thinking about next year’s vacation. as of now, we’re looking at an atlanta to kansas city to san francisco route. my dad’s cousin lives in san fran and said if we get ourselves out there he’ll take care of the rest of our stay. i haven’t seen him in years, so it’ll be nice to see him again. plus, my cousins live out in that sort of general area (jacki is an hour away and ray is in loma linda, but said he’d fly up to see us). it would be a great trip filled with family, sight-seeing and baseball. obviously, one of the highlights of our trip would be seeing a giants game. and, of course, maybe being able to meet up with liz!

i’m sure you all noticed the kansas city part of our itinerary too. now, i’m sure there is a plethora of things to do in kansas city, but we’re not interested in that. our only reason for stopping there is a trip to kaufmann stadium, home of the kansas city royals, joe’s new favorite team. we wanted to fly in, see a game and fly right back out, but then we realized we would have our luggage with us. and we’d need transportation. so, we might stay overnight and head out to san fran the next day.

it’s all still in the works. things might happen that would change our plans (if you know what i mean). but it’s fun to start planning.


joe’s friend jon gave him a call this morning.

jon: hey, what are you doing sunday?

joe: going to the braves game.

jon: me too. where are you sitting?

joe: lexus suites.

jon: heh. me too.

looks like we’ll be able to hang out with jon while we’re in the lexus suites. did i mention we are going to be sitting in the LEXUS SUITES? where all the corporate bigwigs take clients and potential clients? in the air conditioning? joe’s mom works at cnn and won tickets for the last home game of the season. last year we got more tickets from her, but this year we just didn’t have time to go to games. bummer. the funny thing is someone else in her office won a parking pass for the game. haha…a parking pass but no ticket.s how much does that suck? anyway, we are so excited. we just hope our suite will have free food!

good thing michael vick pleaded guilty

vick on trial. haha. i think everyone here in atlanta will be happy when this is all over and they officially say he’s not coming back to the falcons.
vick on trial

t-minus 15 hours until vacation

yes, at 5 a.m. tomorrow, we’re off for our fun, fun, fun vacation. we fly into nyc, and then we’re taking a train up to albany (saving lots of gas money and about 2 hours of our time. yay!). tomorrow night, joe and i are meeting up with everyone’s favorite blogger, lisanne. yay! i am so excited to meet her and her family! she will be the first blogging friend i will have met, and i know we’ll have a blast.

sunday morning will begin early for us as well as we’re heading up to cooperstown for the baseball hall of fame induction. woo hoo! the parking lots open at 8, and we’ve been told the one we want to get into will fill up fast, so i think we’re planning on leaving albany around 5:30 a.m. blah. i am *not* a morning person. we’ll spend the rest of the morning camped out on the grounds awaiting the 1 p.m. start of the ceremony. we were going to sleep in our car at the hall of fame saturday night as we were told we could, but when joe called yesterday they told us that we can’t. nice. it’s a good thing we didn’t cancel our hotel room. otherwise we’d be sleeping in the walmart parking lot!

while we’re in cooperstown, i will be doing call-in reports to the radio station. i’m really excited about that because for us journalists, datelines (as we call them in newspaper) are a big thing, and doing a report live from cooperstown will be awesome.

hopefully my favorite player of all time cal ripken jr. will speak first so we can head out a little early and try to beat the crowd to head back to albany and catch our train back into nyc. joe’s cousin, tommy, is picking us up there, and we’ll spend the next two days at his place, although most of our time will be spent in nyc since i’ve never really been there (the ferry ride across from staten island and then immediately back two years ago doesn’t really count). there is so much i want to see! we plan to have dinner at what looks like a nice italian restaurant in the city (it had a lot of good reviews), and on tuesday night, we’re heading to yankee stadium with tommy and his sons. we’re both so excited to get to see a game there before it’s torn down next year.

it’ll be a whirlwind trip, but it’s going to be great. then, a month after we get back, we’re off for our one-year anniversary trip to savannah. yay!

minor league manager goes crazy

during a baseball game against the lookouts in chattanooga last week, the manager of the mississippi braves went ballistic. i seriously have never seen anything like what he did. it was like he just went psychotic. even if you’re not a big baseball or sports fan, this will make you laugh. he got suspended for several games for this. let me know what you think!